I’ve been applying body lotion since the tender age of 12. Day in, day out, just me, my perpetually parched skin and a tube of moisturizer going to work on each other like it’s a job, yo, like cubicle BFFs 4-ever.
And after all of those hundreds of tubes and jars, I think I even figured something out. For the most part, with a few exceptions, lotion is pretty much lotion, and it’s rare when a brand actually shakes things up.
That, fellow beauty lurver, is why I’m smitten with Lush’s new Ro’s Argan Conditioner ($29.95). It actually makes moisturizing easier than usual, faster than normal, and dare I say it? — kinda fun.
Lush calls it a “body conditioner,” but no, it doesn’t come with a Jillian Michaels DVD (I wish!). 🙂 What it does come with are moisturizing ingredients like cocoa butter and argan oil.
It’s a rich lotion designed to be used in the shower on wet skin. After washing and rinsing, I apply it from the neck down, where it leaves a thick, but not sticky, hydrating film.
SIDE NOTE: Now I know what a pan feels like when it gets greased up with butter! But(ter) seriously, Ro’s Argan Conditioner is a little greasy…but not annoyingly so. For the record, though, it does leave behind a moisturizing layer/film that remains after rinsing and towel drying.
Because my skin is so dry that it makes the Atacama Desert look like Waialeale on Kauai, I went into this pretty skeptical. I really didn’t think Ro’s would do much for me at all, and I didn’t think the results would justify the price.
But hold up! — wait a minute. Ro’s turns out to work quite well. It hydrates most of my trouble spots, and that includes my dry @ss shins. I still feel like I could use a little more help on my chapped elbows and feet…but there I can’t say I’m surprised, because those are my most troubled spots.
Lush is famous for their earthy scents (think stores that sell dreamcatchers, tie-dye and sage sachets) and Ro’s Argan Conditioner is supposed to smell like roses. I don’t get a floral vibe from it, but I do still like the scent, which smells to me like cocoa butter, dried tamarind, cinnamon and cloves. 🙂
If you enjoy the scent and need some super hydrating power, Ro’s should be able to shave a few minutes off your regular moisturizing routine.
Too bad it’s not more affordable and doesn’t come in a bottle, because I can already see myself scooping out too much and burning through the jar in less than a month.
PRICE: $29.95 for an 8.4-oz. tub
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Lush stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
The other night after the Tom Ford Beauty event in the city, I decided to take a quick stroll through Union Square.
WHOA! Everywhere I looked. Dude, it’s almost Christmas.
The Union Square Christmas tree (in front of a big sign for “The best steak anywhere.” LOL!)
Same shot, but with the lights blurred on purpose, just for artsy effect
All I have to say is HOLY CRAP!
I’m nowhere near where I’m supposed to be in terms of getting ready for the holidays. What’s up with that? I was supposed to be all set by now.
Please, someone, pass me the eggnog…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Howdy, chica. What are you up to tonight? I just stumbled out of the shower, and now I’m foraging around the kitchen for something to eat.
Hmm…what sounds good? How about an Annie Chun’s Udon Bowl and a persimmon? 🙂